September 11, 2014

Clyde & Co takes 18 ‘Law Firm of the Year’ awards across Asia and MENA regions

Clyde & Co has been awarded 18 ‘Law Firm of the Year’ category wins and 16 Honourable Mentions in an annual survey of over 21,000 in-house counsel and senior company directors across the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, including being named ‘Most Responsive International Firm’, in the UAE for the fifth year running.

The survey also named Clyde & Co as 'Most Responsive International Firm' for Indonesia, while Clasis Law, Clyde & Co’s associated firm in India, was awarded ‘Most Responsive Domestic Firm’ in India.

The annual survey, which is now in its eighth year, is said to be the largest such survey of in-house counsel in Asia and the Middle East. The ‘Representing Corporate Asia and Middle East’ survey is conducted by Pacific Business Press, hosts of and publishers of Asian-MENA Counsel magazine. Survey participants are asked which firms they ‘prefer to use’ for various expertise areas and provide feedback on the quality and value of service received from external counsel in their jurisdiction.

Niall O’Toole, MENA board member and head of Clyde & Co’s MENA-region corporate practice commented, “While it is incredibly gratifying to see the strength of the firm’s market commitment continuing to be reflected in the Middle East results, it is equally gratifying to see the rapid rise of market recognition across Asia, where the firm has been developing at rapid pace over the last few years; we have an increasingly strong network across these two high-growth, high-potential and sometimes high-risk regions.”

In the Asia Pacific region, the firm has tripled its network size and doubled partner numbers in the past two years. The firm currently has a network of eighteen offices and associated offices across the MENA and Asia Pacific regions.

Law Firm of the Year awards

  • Most Responsive International Firm (Indonesia)
  • Most Responsive International Firm (UAE)
  • Most Responsive Domestic Firm (Clasis Law - Associated firm, India)
  • Alternative Investment Funds (including private equity) (UAE)
  • Aviation (UAE)
  • Compliance/ Regulatory (UAE)
  • Corporate and M&A (UAE)
  • Employment (UAE)
  • Energy & Natural Resources ‎(Indonesia)
  • Insurance (Singapore)
  • Insurance  (UAE)
  • Intellectual Property  (UAE)
  • International Arbitration  (UAE)
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution (Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo (LGS) - Associated firm, Indonesia)
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution  (UAE)
  • Maritime & Shipping (Hong Kong)
  • Maritime & Shipping (Indonesia)
  • Maritime & Shipping  (UAE)

Honourable Mentions

Clyde & Co’s market positioning was further recognised by way of honourable mention across sixteen other categories: Anti-Trust / Competition (UAE); Aviation (Singapore); Compliance/Regulatory (Singapore); Corporate and M&A (LGS - Associated firm, Indonesia); Insurance (HK); Insurance (Indonesia); International Arbitration (China); Litigation and Dispute Resolution (Singapore); Maritime and Shipping (China); Projects and Project Financing  (UAE); Real Estate/ Construction  (UAE); Restructuring & Insolvency  (UAE); Telecommunications, Media & Technology  (UAE); Most Responsive Domestic Firm (LGS - Associated firm, Indonesia); Most Responsive International Firm (China); Most Responsive International Firm (Singapore)